Lou Frazier, known as "Sweet Lou" among many of his former MLB teammates/players, is the founder of the Louie Sluggers organization. He oversees the development aspect for all Louie Slugger teams working closely with the head coaches of each team to ensure practices focus on fundamental skill development in the area of fielding, hitting and base running.
Lou brings to the field a wealth of experience. His 14 year baseball career as a major league first base coach, a hitting coach and outfield/base running coordinator as well as his own MLB playing experience have prepared him well to mentor coaches as well as young baseball players in the fundamentals of the game and game strategy.
In 2008 Lou was the major league first base coach for the Pittsburg Pirates where he worked with Jason Bay, Nate McClouth and Andrew McCutchen, to name a few.
Prior to this he was with the Boston Red Sox as the Outfield and Base Running Coordinator working with such players as Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Manny Ramirez and Coco Crisp. While at Boston he received two World Series Championship rings.
He also spent four years with the Cleveland Indians as hitting coach where he worked with Grady Sizemore, Victor Martinez, Manny Ramirez, Omar Vizquel and others.
Before coaching, Lou played in the MLB for the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox. He was a first round draft pick in 1985.
In his first year coaching youth competitive baseball, Lou’s 12u Majors team was ranked 2010/2011 Late Season 12u State Champions by the Arizona Baseball Network. They also placed 3rd (out of 35 teams) in the Triple Crown World Series held in July 2011 in Park City, Utah.